Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Foodies Read Challenge 2013

Another super-exciting challenge for me!

I love books. I love food. How could I possibly not like books about food?

(Also, I'm secretly trying to get my license as a foodie. If I succeed in this challenge, will I be a certified foodie? Only the powers that be can truly know...)

I don't want to go too far overboard with challenges for next year, since I am quite new to book blogging, so I will refrain from committing to the highest level and I'll commit to the "Pastry Chef" level (4-8 books). Since this should easily cross over with a couple other challenges (Nerdy Non-Fiction challenge and Books on France challenge), I don't think that number will be too much of a problem. I'm not going to make an official goal to go beyond 8 books, since like I said, I don't want to overdo it. I'll upgrade to a higher level if I find I can't stop reading food books!

Books Reviewed:

Julie & Julia by Julie Powell
A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg
My Life in France by Julia Child
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
The Truth About Food by Jill Fullerton-Smith
Make the Bread, Buy the Butter by Jennifer Reese
Food Rules by Michael Pollan


  1. I'm so glad you joined the challenge! Can't wait to see what books you choose!

  2. Any ideas for foodie books? I'm interested in this challenge, but don't have a lot of ideas. I do have one suggestion I am looking forward to reading: Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil by Tom Mueller

    1. I love foodie fiction - here's a list of my favourites (although I suspect I'll have some new ones after this challenge!) -

    2. I've been terrible about replying to this. I'm no expert on foodie reads myself, but the list from booksaremyfavouriteandbest looks great! I may have to take a recommendation or two from that list myself. One I would recommend is Mort Rosenblum's Chocolate: A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light. Rosenblum also wrote a book about olives which I'm interested in reading.

  3. Julie & Julia on my list for this challenge (I've also signed up for Pastry Chef).

    1. You'll have to let me know what you think of it!

  4. I have another suggestion:
    Garden Spells by Sarah Addison.

    It's about a woman who has a special catering business and there are some recipes at the end of the book. I read it and enjoyed it. This author has other books, too.